Spring Festival 2014

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Springfest 2013 Rooftop Shot

* 30 top restaurants, bars and food trucks announced for the city’s largest new outdoor block party *

Philadelphia, PA – South Street Spring Festival returns for a celebration of South Street Headhouse District’s best tastes, sips, sounds and sights. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 11:00am to 8:00pm, enjoy a free, all-ages outdoor party that will close down South Street (between Front and 8th), and also run along the 2nd Street Plaza (between South and Lombard). At least 30 restaurants and bars will serve signature and special dishes, brews and cocktails, and sweets and treats.

In conjunction with the Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the second annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower headbands and even a May pole. Other festivities will include live music from three main stages and eight other performance areas. Children of all ages will enjoy free fun in the Kids Zone. At least 40 artists, crafters, and retailers will cater to your shopping needs. South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public.

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  • Cavanaugh’s Headhouse
  • Delicias
  • Hot Diggity
  • Las Bugambilias
  • Leziz Turkish Cuisine
  • Lovash
  • The Lite Choice
  • The Reef
  • Rita’s Water Ice
  • Steaks on South
  • Supper

Food and Drink

  • Bistro Romano
  • Boyler Room
  • Brauhaus Schmitz
  • Bridget Foy’s
  • Copabanana
  • Fat Tuesday’s
  • Headhouse Oyster & Crab Company
  • Jon’s Bar & Grille
  • Legendary Dobbs
  • Manny Browns
  • O’Neals Pub
  • Paddy Whacks
  • Pizzeria Stella
  • Primo Hoagies
  • Redwood
  • The Twisted Tail
  • Woolly Mammoth

Sample the Flavors of South Street!

Spring Festival will close South Street to traffic, and transform this historic business district into one of the city’s largest block parties. At least 30 restaurants, bars, cafes and food trucks will come outside to serve signature food, drinks, and cuisine from around the world. Look for everything from free samples, to special one-off dishes, to signature favorites, to specially priced grab-and-go. Pricing will vary by vendor and ranges from free samples to pay-as-you-go. Participants at this time include:

Springfest 2013 Maifest Pole

On the 700 block of South Street, Brauhaus Schmitz will present the second annual German Maifest featuring authentic German food, drink, music, dancing and a May pole.


5th Street Stage

11:20am Steve Cal Band
12:20pm Gypsy Joe Alves &
The Groove Prophets
1:20pm Laura Cheadle
2:20pm Cold Roses
3:20pm BAAM!
4:20pm Johnny Popcorn
5:20pm Sweet Leda
6:20pm John the Conqueror
7:20pm Stolen Rhodes

2nd Street Stage

11:00am April Mae and the June Bugs
12:00pm Downtown Shimmy
1:00pm Modern Colour
2:00pm The Quixote Project
3:00pm Footwork
4:00pm Zymotic Flow
5:00pm The Great SOCIO
6:00pm Kid Felix
7:00pm Rowboat Casino

Brauhaus Schmitz Stage

2:00pm –

Music, Arts, Shopping and More!

After you’ve feasted on all that South Street has to offer, enjoy music, shopping, arts and family fun. Dance to rock, blues and other great combinations as programmed by Legendary Dobbs, Twisted Tail and Brauhaus Schmitz. Follow the music to stages at 5th and South, the 700 block of South and the 2nd Street Plaza, plus eight other satellite performance areas.

Click here for more information about the musical performances

Over 40 artists, crafters, and retailers of all kinds will fill the street and our Artisan fair to serve your shopping needs. District merchants from South Street, Headhouse, Fabric Row and more will offer day of specials and other promotions.

The Kids Zone will be packed all day with engaging activities for the young and the young at heart. Let your young artists express themselves with hands-on art and craft projects. Also, don’t miss the Heroes Zone, recognizing the service of those in law enforcement, fire fighting, and the military. ART/GAGE (by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ (PMG)) will provide low cost or free arts experiences throughout the day.

Street Performances in 8 Locations!


Look for this icon for performance areas:

A Day Without Love Bastards of Earle Ben Abrams Blackstars
Brooks Long
Cole Campbell Cookie Rabinowitz Craig & Berto
Daniel de Jesus Greg Sover Joe Jordan Justin Gonzalez
Justin Phillippi Montgomery Streets My Man Shafe Ovie Horta
Paige Allbritton Paul St. John Rachel Schain Seth Adam
Tess Emma Vanity Plates Wooden Hez Xap

South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public!

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